October 2016
Child Care Providers Needed
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Child Care Providers Needed in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties!! 

Interested in starting your own Family Child Care Business?

Quality child care is needed in your community.

Please contact us for information on becoming a registered child care provider and attending a Family Child Care Information Session. Contact us toll free

1-800-881-5786 to request an application, receive a helpful packet with steps towards registration and register for a Child Care Information Session. 

ARE YOU CARING FOR 1 OR 2 CHILDREN FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND?  Is that care being paid for by the County Subsidy Program?  You may be eligible to receive a grant of up to $100.00 worth of health & safety items.  If you’re in need of safety equipment such as first aid kits, safety gates, fire extinguishers, port-a-cribs etc. then give Child & Family Resources a call at 1-800-881-5786. 

Anyone caring for more than two children (other than their own) and who are not relative’s children, for more than three hours a day are required by NY State Law to be registered.

Athena Donations Needed
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Last Call- ATHENA Silent Auction Donations Needed by October 28th!

We are requesting silent auction donations for the 32nd Annual Canandaigua ATHENA Awards Dinner on Friday, November 18, 2016.  Please consider donating in return for recognition in the event program, exposure at the event and Chamber newsletter.  The deadline to have donation items into the Chamber is October 28th for this year’s event. Nearly 400 people are expected to attend.   A portion of the proceeds goes toward scholarships for local women.  

For more event information, and to view this year’s outstanding nominees, click here.  If you would like to contribute, please call the Chamber at 585-394-4400, ext. 203 or reply to eeverson@canandaiguachamber.com.

Thank you for your consideration! 

Visiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Lecture "On the Eve of the Cambrian Revolution" by Shuhai Xiao
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

As a professor of geobiology, Shuhai Xiao focuses his research on the interactions between life and environments at critical transitions during early Earth history, using paleobiological, sedimentological, and geochemical data.  He is particularly interested in the environmental context and geobiological impact of the diversification of eukaryotes, multicellular organisms, and animals n the Neoproterozoic Era (1000-540 million years ago). His current research involves fieldwork in China, India, Russia, Australia, Namibia, and Canada. 

He is a recipient of the Charles Schuchert Award of the Paleontological Society, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in Research in 2010, and the 2014 Geological Society of America’s Outstanding Contributions in Geobiosciences Award.  He was chosen as the 2014 Sir Albert Charles Seward Memorial Lecturer at Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany in India. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Paleontological Society.

For more information:
David Foote
(315) 364-3460
PY Writes: The Haunted Inkwell
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Back by popular demand!  Join local author Bethany Snyder and her minions for macabre Halloween writing prompts, group activities and moral support for aspiring writers of all levels.  Explore the elements of horror and suspense, and discover how to make your work go bump in the night.  Seasonal snacks will be served, but feel free to raid your candy bowl to add to the writer-fuel.  No sign-up is required for this free event.  Intended for writers age 16 and older.

For more information:
Alex Andrasik
(315) 536-6114